A lot more pictures to look out and i will let them do the talking.
Here is the transom. the drawings dont show it but I added a stern post for the rudder. I had a piece of Oak laying around so I used that.
you can see that in 4.5 feet from the bulkhead at station 11′ where it is 3 feet wide in narrows down to this transom.
I start laying out the bottom along with the help of D’Arcy Bryn. she is checking out the lines and thinks the boat named after here has nicer lines. I disagree but we settle the dispute later with a tea party.
Here she is making some important marks with my carpenters pencil.
The bottom is cut out with a circular saw. I must be getting good at this because it came out very nicely.
Here is close up of the front part of the bottom panel.
And here is the back. The seam in the two pieces of ply is where the BH 11 forward face is positioned. it narrows down to the stern transom. Should be a fast boat to paddle for its sail area.
Here is BH 11, you can see I cut some notches for the rails that support the upper decking.
I cut and prepare the fiberglass to butt join the bottom. I don’t do straps of wood, I always do a sandwich of fiberglass and epoxy. In this case it is needed because BH 11 will be resting right on top of it.
I mixed the epoxy with a touch of wood filler so that it isn’t too runny. whetted down the ply first then added the fiberglass and soaked it too. I made sure that there was epoxy in between the piece of ply as well.
I put sandbags from the theater and an old lee board blank on the joint. then i hooked up some lights so I can hot box the joint while it cures. this is in my shed. it is 50 degrees today and a little warmer then that in the shed, but these light bulbs will make sure it cures at the right temp.
Then I put a tarp over it.
Then I took a look see underneath. ahhhhh. this is getting easier with every boat.
Next i cut out the sides and bilges. Laminate them, then go 3D!!!!!
any concerns or comments? please leave them here and not in your head!